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Harvest Monday – 5th March 2012

5 Mar

I’ve been dreadful at taking photos this week, so unfortunately you are going to have to use your imagination a lot in this post. My harvest is also down a lot from last week. We have had a lot of rain and I haven’t been spending as much time outside as usual.

500g Dwarf Green Beans

Still going, and my star performer. The new crop is up and going strong, so surprisingly I may not have a gap between crops like I was expecting.

6 Carrots

These are looking a little woody now – it is probably 6 months since sowing, and a little long in the tooth. I have a few other carrot patches here and there, but I really should sow some more in full sun, where they really thrive.

700g Lebanese Eggplant

Another 700g this week! My friend Sarah took a good portion of these and the rest will become babaganoush for my sister in law’s baby shower.

2 Beetroot and a handful of parsley

Used in a seared tuna salad during the week.

500g tomatoes

Still feeding more to the chooks than we are eating ourselves, but I think we got about 500g of salvageable fruit.

300g Kipfler Potatoes

I emptied a potato growing bag today, and I got a disappointing crop of 300g (approx). I didn’t weigh it, so maybe it was slightly more. That bag was filled with purely potting mix with no enrichment at all, so I’ve learned my lesson – potatoes actually need a bit of nitrogen!

2 Lebanese Cucumbers

These have had a resurgence with all the rain. They have out on new growth and are looking really good now.

1/2 cup of Mint

I used this in a dairy-free dessert tonight. It was Choc-Mint pudding, and I steeped the mint in hot soy milk to infuse the flavour, then made the pudding according to this recipe. I used dairy-free chocolate and soy milk instead of regular chocolate and milk.

4 Eggs

I’ve come to the conclusion that I only have 1 laying hen because I haven’t had a single day with 2 eggs. Hopefully the rest of the girls will start before winter. The size of the eggs has been much smaller than the first week, but today’s egg was a whopper – 64 grams (2.26 ounces).

1 Fig

This was the last of my figs. Hopefully next year I will get enough to make something substantial, but this year we just ate them fresh.

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